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Scholarships for Building Construction Technology students

Video of April 2010 presentation of scholarships available to BCT students

ACC Scholarships - application deadline May 1 of each year

There are a number of scholarships available. Many are offered to all students, regardless of their area of study. For details on these, visit the Scholarships Program page; the General scholarships are at the bottom of the page. Some are focused on certain groups such as veterans. Others are completely open to all students. Also review the Scholarship Information page for due dates and how to apply.

ALL BCT students are encouraged to apply for one or more scholarships. Tips on writing the application essay.

Be aware that...

""A letter of recommendation from an instructor (optional) can help your application stand out from others

""If you apply for one scholarship and don't receive that one, you are automatically considered for all other scholarships for which you are eligible

""Scholarship awards look great on resumes. Apply!

""Many scholarships are for one academic year. If you receive a scholarship during your first year, you can reapply during your second year at ACC.

$2,500 Grainger Technical Scholarships - BCT only

One or more Grainger scholarships are now available strictly for BCT students. Eligible students must have:

  • successfully completed at least 12 hours of coursework in the program
  • minimum 2.5 GPA
  • financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office)

The Grainger scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees and required tools.

Faulkner Construction Scholarship

The Royce & Donna Faulkner endowed scholarship is available strictly for construction students. Eligible students must have at least a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees. The number of awards and the dollar amount will be based on the funds available; historically it's usually been around $1,500.

Questions? Apply online

  • For questions, contact the Financial Aid office.
  • To apply, complete the ACC General Scholarship Application online or submit the paper application to any ACC Financial Aid Office.

Student Chapter, NAHB Scholarship

The Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) periodically builds and sells cutting boards and has other fundraisers. The proceeds go towards scholarships. Contact instructor and student chapter advisor Pam Powell for details.

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Tips on writing essay for ACC scholarships

Don't panic! Just write a paragraph or two about your education and career goals - why you chose ACC and your plans after graduation. That's all that is needed.

Getting started:

  1. Write the first draft in a word processor
  2. Consider having someone else read it for content and grammar - ask an instructor or someone from the Learning Lab (Learning Lab overview - locations)
  3. Copy and paste it into the scholarship application
  4. The essay is done!

Video of April 2010 presentation on scholarships for BCT students

Transcript of presentation (PDF)

 

 

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